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Kelsey H.

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26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Boykin Spaniel, Bracco Italiano, Hamiltonstovare, Lagotto Romagnolo, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kelsey's Resident Pets

5 yr 7 mo old

Kelsey's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kelsey

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love all pups! Due to allergies we can host only hypo-allergenic pups, such as poodle, poodle-mix, Havanese, Maltese, and the non-shedding, fluffy like.

About us: We moved from Japan to NYC 2yrs ago, poodle in tow. It was our toy poodle Charlie that first led us around Greenwich Village, and beyond, curiously sniffing her way, discovering every dog-welcoming spot in the area.

Combined with our own love of the outdoors, we find ourselves spending most weekend mornings grabbing coffee and heading to Washington Square Park - perhaps a dog run visit, or an extended walk to the farmers' market or just slow time in our beautiful courtyard.

As NYU affiliates, we have flexible weekday schedules, sometimes able to work from home, allowing for ample time with guest pups. Our home is in a dog-friendly building with 24hr doorman, and a spacious outdoor courtyard in one of the greenest areas of the Village. Your dog will join ours for a walk here, or in the park, 4 times a day.

In NYC we've had such a great experience with DogVacay - we are now customers turned hosts! We are eager to host your pup and give them ample affection, security and snuggle time, while you are away. You can rest assured that a pair professionals who are responsible, avid dog-lovers are looking out for your pup and will update you regularly with fun photos.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns as you search for just the right host for your beloved pup.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Kelsey H.

Online Now!
26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelsey's Home
$75 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Daycare At Kelsey's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$25 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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26 Reviews
Kelsey was an excellent host from start to finish. A great communicator and most importantly, very good with dogs! We did a meet and great to make sure Argus got along with Kelsey's dog and another dog who was boarding at the same time. She sent great photos and updates while we were away and was very clear about policies and pick up. Would board Argus again without reservation. Thank you!
Violet had a wonderful time with Kelsey and her pup Charlie. I got lots of wonderful updates and could not have been happier with how her visit went!
I was very pleased with how smoothly it went. We met Kelsey downstairs and she chatted and petted Polo while I gave her all his oddball quirks. She is very knowledgeable about small dogs. She sent me several photos during the evening and he was doing just fine. I usually have to board him overnight when I go out in the evening. This is a wonderful solution and I was very comfortable leaving him with Kelsey
Could not have asked for a better sitter. She is amazing!! Got a daily blog on the events of the day plus photos. We love Kelsey!!
Thanks for taking such good care of our pup, Molly!! She had so much fun! We were updated daily with pictures on how Molly was doing which put us at ease while we were away. Kelsey was responsive the entire weekend and flexible in exact pickup/drop off time given travel plans can change unexpectedly (flight delay). Molly got a lot of play time with Charlie, at the dog park and at a dinner party. We could tell that Kelsey truly loves and cares about our pup and all dogs in general!! Kelsey even gave Molly delicious rawhide treats that she had purchased for her own dog. Would highly recommend and will definitely ask her to watch Molly in the future! :)
This is the third time we leave Mina with Kelsey and her partner Mosato and thier little poodle Charlie. It is Mina's second home. She feels at home. They truly take care of our miniature poodle and we are so grateful for the care and attention Mina has. Charlie and Mina are perfect match. Many thanks. Mo and Meg.
I was honestly very apprehensive and nervous about the prospect of using an online service to find someone to take care of my little angel. I had only left him once before and that was with a very good friend who i knew absolutely adores him. Using dog vacay in many ways meant having to take a leap of faith and trust a stranger but Kelsey and Masato feel everything but that to both Thumper and I. I have now used their services twice and Thumper and i couldn't be happier.
When I met Kelsey on the meet and greet she asked my many detailed questions about Thumper behavior, and I could instantly tell what a conscientious person and foster mom she is. Her updates always included subtle observations she made about thumper's eating, and his mood and I felt like someone was as invested in my own dog's wellbeing as I am. it is such a relief knowing you have someone who will take the time to look out for these nuances and will be 100% honest with you.
Charlie - they're adorable toy poodle - is a dream - and I am always so thrilled knowing Thumper gets to play and socialize in a safe environment. The fact that I have used them twice is a testament to how great they are!!
Kelsey took a great care of Nene when my husband and I had to be away from home for almost 10 days.
She kept us updated everyday, sending pictures of our little buddy and his main activities during the days.
Nene has a very dense fur and she also took great care brushing and fixing his pony tail when needed. Nene enjoyed his vacay also he had a lot of fun with Charlie, playing every day.
Thank you so much for taking care of Nene.
We highly recommend Kelsey and we will continue to leave Nene when necessary with her in the near future. - Aline
As always, a highly enjoyable and fabulous stay with Kelsey, who even picked up my medication from the doctor so I could be on peak form asap!
Kelsey and her partner truly enjoy taking care of our puppy, Mina. This was the second time we rely on them to host Mina. Mina really enjoys their company and their poodle, Charlie. They play together and Kelsey is so in tune with puppy needs. we are so happy to leave Mina with them. We dropped Mina on time and pick her up easily. Mina had fun times, and she was quiet the next day, missing her play buddy! :-( All was good and i am sure Mina would look forward to her next stay at their home.
Great communication. Took excellent care of my dog Stanley. Sent video of him playing with other dogs. I would definitely use again.
We felt so much better about leaving our beloved dog over the holidays, knowing she was with Kelsey and her pooch pal Charlie. She had a great time, as always, and we enjoyed all the festive photos of the dogs being spoilt together.
As always, things worked out perfectly with Kelsey and our dog was sad to leave what has become her second home.
Kelsey was so easy to work with! She was extremely responsive, told me exactly what time she would message me next, sent the most adorable photos, and was so so so flexible. Winston came home happy and tired -- I couldn't be happier with this stay! Five stars FOR sure.
Our dog now treats Kelsey as her second home, and trots excitedly into her building. As always, Kelsey provided us with much appreciated photos and updates with real detail on exact behavior. We are so happy to have found Kelsey as it makes our travel plans much easier.
As in the past, Kelsey was a fantastic host and temporary parent for our furry friend. She is such a solicitous and kind person, who thinks of everything to make our dog as happy and comfortable as possible, and was very accommodating with our last minute needs. Many thanks, Kelsey!
Our dog had a fantastic repeat stay with Kelsey, and slotted back into a routine straight away this time. Kelsey kept us updated in detail and sent us great photos. We'll be back again very soon!
Every time we use Kelsey she demonstrates the same 120% commitment and care. She's been super flexible and has made our lives so much more manageable whether we are working out long range plans or a last minute request. Arguably our best DogVacay sitter!
Kelsey was an extremely solicitous and thorough dog sitter, who went above and beyond to ensure our dog settled well. Her daily feedback was really detailed and honest, and I could tell she put a lot of thought and effort into understanding our dog's personality to ensure her maximum happiness, which I really appreciated. Kelsey couldn't have been kinder or more attentive; if I had a newborn baby, I would trust her with it! We'll be booking again with Kelsey very soon as we are regular travelers and she provided a great substitute home.
This is the second time I've used Kelsey. I continue to be very impressed with how prompt she is getting back to daycare requests, and how much our 2-year-old poodle mix seems to love her! I feel like I've finally found a sitter we really can trust.
Kelsey is wonderful! She met me on time and even touched base an hour beforehand to make sure I knew where her apartment was. I immediately felt comfortable with her. She sent me several photos of my pup Cuse playing with her toy poodle Charlie. They looked like life long bestie mutt mates! :)
I will definitely be booking Kelsey again.
Our puppy, Mina, is a 9 months old poodle, and she is very playful and affectionate. We needed to leave her with someone who provides her the comfort of home while being away. Kelsey met us for a session before hand and spent a considerable time to know and understand Mina and her behavior. Mina enjoyed her stay with Kelsey and her poodle Charlie, very much. Kelsey really take care of her and gave her the same amount of love and attention that we would have given her. I could not expect for anything more. Kelsey and her partner gave us the sense of comfort that Mina is in the good hands and is at home.
Franklin visited with Kelsey for two days for daycare. I can tell he had a blast! On day two, he was so excited once he realized where we were going that he tried to run to her apartment. Franklin came home happy and tired from lots of playing and walking. You can tell that Kelsey adores poodles and took excellent care of him. She sent tons of adorable pictures of him so I knew he was safe and content.
Thank you so much Kelsey!
We had a wonderful experience with our host Kelsey. She arranged a meet and greet right away so my dog could get to know her dog in the park, a neutral space. She asked me many questions to make sure she would know everything about my dog's needs and likes and dislikes. I got to see adorable pictures every day while I was gone and my dog was very healthy and happy when I picked her up. I would definitely send my dog to Kelsey for her next dogvacay.
In one word Kelsey is SUPER. Super conscientious, super responsive, super caring, super accommodating. We had a great experience and are using her again. Juju, who does not take to many people loves her and her little dog too!
Kelsey was great! She was able to book fairly last minute before the holiday weekend, she sent numerous photo updates and clearly spent a lot of quality time with Caesar. She was very detailed oriented especially from our conversations as well as in her correspondence, so I know she paid great attention to a lot of the details we discussed and information I sent. You should feel very comfortable booking with Kelsey!
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